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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    You should have called. Ikea deliver to Newcastle so they probably could have sent the parts up on their next delivery.

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    I did call. I was told no shipping/delivery to my area. Also looked on their website my postcode was not there and any that was close was something like $119.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    I did call. I was told no shipping/delivery to my area. Also looked on their website my postcode was not there and any that was close was something like $119.
    Crazy. I emailed them a couple of months back and asked. I think it was about $180 that they charged. Clearly not worth it but they do deliver here.

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    Have you heard the rumours that Ikea has been scouting for land on the central coast? it's true.

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    That rumour about an ikea on central coast or newcastle has been going for at least 5years already.

    I really hope it comes true one day

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    Default Ikea mishap vent

    Don't get me started on ikea! I did a massive order for my new place and: had a chair with 3 left legs, a table with two left components instead of a left and right, I didn't realise you had to purchase slats separately for the bed (even though I asked an employee), and a chest of drawers missing a runner for one drawer. Despite me spending almost $4K they wanted me to pay $256 for delivery to swap the parts.

    So it was a 300 km round trip for me and I don't drive! When I got there I had to show more ID and proof of purchase than you do to board a domestic flight...

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    That rumour about an ikea on central coast or newcastle has been going for at least 5years already.
    That put's a bit of a downer on it. . I did read a couple of newspaper articles from the end of last year that suggested they were looking for land on the central coast and canberra to build new stores. I will remain hopefully either way.

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    Sorry but yeah i started hearing that when i first moved back to newcastle in 2008 and every now and then it comes up again.

    I really wish they would though but am sure DH doesnt cause i spent too much there when i go anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    Sorry but yeah i started hearing that when i first moved back to newcastle in 2008 and every now and then it comes up again.

    I really wish they would though but am sure DH doesnt cause i spent too much there when i go anyway
    That sucks! Really hope one does get built. The trip to Sydney is a PITA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    That sucks! Really hope one does get built. The trip to Sydney is a PITA!

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    I hope so too. Though I would definitely spend too much if there was one close by. I won't be going again until the one at Marsden Park is finished. That will be a bit better than the other Sydney ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    I hope so too. Though I would definitely spend too much if there was one close by. I won't be going again until the one at Marsden Park is finished. That will be a bit better than the other Sydney ones.
    Do you know when that one is due to open? I found getting to Rhodes wasn't too bad but Tempe was a bit of a mission. Sydney traffic is just dreadful though.


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